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Duke Energy Nuclear Engineer I - Electrical Engineer - Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, South Carolina

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Job Summary (Eng I EE electrical)

This job posting is for an Electrical Engineer within plant Maintenance Support Engineering, Operations Support Engineering or Central Component Engineering. The Maintenance Support Engineer (MSE) will play a vital role in ensuring quality equipment reliability and the success of component maintenance and planning activities. A key attribute of the MSE role is to ensure component reliability is consistent with station goals. The Operations Support Engineer (OSE) will play a vital role in ensuring quality equipment reliability for the assigned systems and equipment ownership. A key attribute for OSE is whole system ownership supporting Operations and the station in maximizing reliability and availability consistent with station goals. The Central Components Engineering team supports the fleet equipment reliability for the assigned components. This Central Components posting is specifically for someone with transformer interest and its associated components, maintenance and testing.

This job posting is at the Engineer I level of the Engineering classification hierarchy.

Employees at entry level solve problems in engineering areas of specialization with supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills and the ability to work with greater independence. They have knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures.

Incumbents will support the Oconee Nuclear Station (Seneca, SC), within the Duke Energy Nuclear Fleet or the fleet from the Nuclear General Office Centralized team. The associated Engineering teams are responsible for both tactical support and strategic reliability efforts for assigned systems and components. Incumbents will work at the associated site.

Responsibilities (may vary depending on MSE or OSE position)

  • Utilizes knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Provides engineering/technical guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems in area of expertise.

  • Develops and employs effective oral and written communication skills. Ensures that equipment/component health issues are communicated to key stakeholders and management. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Provides tactical support for the day-to-day maintenance of the plant and is the designated owner for components for the site.

  • Identifies and initiates actions to maintain long term equipment reliability of assigned equipment/systems.

  • Provides support to Operations regarding equipment performance and surveillance testing.

  • Supports troubleshooting, evaluates equipment degradation issues, coordinates component reliability improvements, and employs Preventive Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, and Predictive Maintenance techniques.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches associated with the resolution of routine technical problems.

  • Supports the development of troubleshooting plans for emergent plant problems.

  • Performs component maintenance optimization for the key components outlined in the assigned area of responsibility.

  • Develops action plans for problem resolution including, but not limited to, adverse conditions, corrective actions, margin recovery, obsolescence, critical spares, and major maintenance.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

  • This position may be required to have Emergency Response Organization (ERO) responsibilities which could include callouts with a defined response time to the site and an on-call duty rotation requiring the employee to be fit for duty.

    Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree.

  • Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam.

  • Experience in the utility industry.

  • Experience with electrical control systems troubleshooting, testing procedures, requirements, methodologies, and sequencing.

  • Understanding of basic practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting recommendations.

  • Experience in the following electrical power areas:

  • Low, Medium, and/or High Voltage systems and components

  • Electrical switchgear and motor control centers

  • Circuit breakers (metal clad, molded case)

  • Protective relaying and associated components

  • Large oil-filled power transformers, including knowledge of dissolved gas analysis, preventive maintenance, and testing practices.

  • Gas and dry-type medium and low voltage transformers

  • 125 VDC systems (batteries, chargers)

  • Medium voltage cable insulation systems & testing

Working Conditions

  • Typically, an office environment with some work in the plant

    Specific Requirements

  • Ability to successfully obtain Nuclear Plant unescorted access

  • This position may be required to have Emergency Response Organization (ERO) responsibilities which could include callouts with a defined response time to the site and an on-call duty rotation requiring the employee to be Fit for Duty

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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